Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Eyes Of Pain

I looked into a woman's eyes today and saw pain like none I've ever seen.

She just buried her son.

I'm not sure that there's anything in life more cruel than burying a child.

But for a mother burying her 26-year-old son?

I have no words.

I finally finished planting garlic today. It's nicely composted and mulched with two bales of blond straw.

Here's hoping that mother with pain-filled eyes can fix her heart on something growing anew next spring.

Right now, I can't imagine she can even fall asleep without falling apart.


Unknown said...

I lost my own 25 year old son ten years ago. You are right. There is no pain like the pain of losing a child. It changes over time, but it never goes away. You just learn to hide it better. When people think enough time has passed, she must be better, she ought to be all right--she won't be. Your friend will need all the support she can get for as long as you can give it. A loss like hers is staggering and permanently life-altering. My heart breaks for her.

Bless you for caring.

Anonymous said...

I know what you are talking about....my mom, your mother in law, burried two of her sons.....I know for sure we never can imagine her pain.


Craig Hickman said...

Yes, schoonzus. Yes.